MOTORISTS who previously dodged fines for road offences will no longer get away with it thanks to national legislation launched in Cambridgeshire.

Previously motorists who did not have a satisfactory address in the UK were often not paying fines because o

MOTORISTS who previously dodged fines for road offences will no longer get away with it thanks to national legislation launched in Cambridgeshire.

Previously motorists who did not have a satisfactory address in the UK were often not paying fines because of the difficulty tracing them.

To prevent this problem traffic officers in Cambridgeshire will now issue motorists without a satisfactory UK address with an on the spot fine. This can be paid with cash, credit or debit card. Those who are unable to pay may have their vehicles impounded until they can get the funds or could be arrested.

Inspector Chris Skepper, from the roads policing unit, said: "This new system has been put in place to ensure fine dodgers who have previously escaped their fines because they do not have a satisfactory UK address now have to pay like all other motorists.

"It's about sending a strong message to everyone who uses the county's roads that committing traffic offences is not acceptable and there will be consequences for everyone caught."

Fines range from between £60 to £200 depending on the motoring offence.